09.19.2007

light

1.

over and over through the throttled light
my deeply scored hands

            hold you to my flame             my fingers at your throat

I moor you to the brazen night

your candle twisting
around my eyes

 

2.

define me for the dirt around my throat

you who
carry bread from your table to my singing
darkness

           tightening wind in my green voice
           tightening flames to compose
           my earth

white
breathing ropes

loud sacred

 

3.

your melted hands reach from the earth
counting the syllables
of dirt

I dispose of your reflection

                                                                  in a brief concussion with light

Cindy Savett (© 2007)